Young Mother

Last updated: July 2020

It was 1988 and I was a young mom with 3 little ones when I was first diagnosed with dry macular degeneration.

Stunned to learn I had dry macular degeneration

I remember clearly that day. I had all three little girls, 6, 3, and 1, with me. I was nervously awaiting my appointment with a premiere retinologist. I was seeing each lines and spots with occasional blurry vision. I was stunned when he told me the news. I had the beginnings of dry macular degeneration and cataracts. He said it would probably be years before either would bother me.

Vision like a Picasso painting

Well, thirty-some years later and I can no longer drive safely, read a novel, or see details clearly. My vision with glasses is 20/60 and 20/80. My center vision is much like a Picasso painting. Things just don't line up.

Adpating and being my own advocate

I am thankful due vitamins have helped keep my vision stable for many years now. Technology is my friend and has helped me adapt. I can still read e-books, scriptures, FB, emails, and such on my tablet which enlarges things for me.

Thanks to an article I read here I no longer try to hide my problem and am my own advocate now.

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